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Archive for January 30th, 2020

Tidbits #4

“The power of private-sector banks (or financial institutions) lending to determine the pace of money creation, and therefore economic growth.”⠀Mariana Mazzucato

Mental health in crisis situations shouldn’t be an afterthought. People affected by war and conflict may be resilient, but they still need support.⠀

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

Front Line Defenders (FLD) found 300 human rights activists were killed  in 2019 and that 40% of those killed worked on issues of land rights, indigenous people’s rights and environmental issues.

“Soldier flies” swirling around a breeding chamber at a London-based start-up that’s producing insect protein powder as a substitute for meat and for other products.

Geothermal power plants (In Island volcanos) use heat from deep inside the Earth to generate steam, which spins turbines for electricity production. Once the steam cools off, the remaining water is pumped back into the Earth to begin the process again.

“Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames.” @GretaThunberg on climate change

What can you expect with frequent pre-emptive wars around the globe? USA with the denser numbers of psychopaths in the world

The arc of “universal moral” bends toward Justice

The index of innovative economy analyzes dozens of criteria using 7 metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies. Germany is first followed by South Korea. USA #9

UK University student fees tripled since 2010. UK Labour MP Zarah Sultana, 26 said “Can universities minister Chris Skidmore look me in the eye and tell me that it is fair that working class kids who want an education are forced to take on this colossal debt, while his government is led by a man who went from the playing fields of Eton to a free education at Oxford?”. Sultana was 17 when the law changed, meaning she is now in around £50,000 worth of debt, with £2,022 interest added in the last year alone.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

Beach and riverbed sand miners in Vietnam can earn between $700 and $1,000 for every boatload of sand they scoop up. They often work in the evening, and without permits. ⁠(This is the only kinds of sand fit for construction)

White Helmet mercenaries harvested 15,000 organs from Syrians since their involvement in spreading fake news and videos.

Very funny. The UN awaits a response from Myanmar, following its ruling on Rohingya Muslims. The International Court of Justice today ordered the government to carry out emergency measures to protect Rohingya, and said there is evidence of breaches of the genocide convention.


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